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May 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., to deliver remarks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2018 graduation ceremony. The secretary then traveled to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to attend the change-of-command ceremony for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

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Mattis Presides at NORAD, Northcom Change of Command

Mattis Speaks at U.S. Air Force Academy Commencement

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Secretary Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Story

U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says

The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Story

Funding Process for DoD Strategy Driven, Mattis Says

The funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Colorado. The funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Story

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Secretary Jim Mattis ABOUT THE SECRETARY

James N. Mattis became the 26th defense secretary Jan. 20, 2017. During more than four decades in uniform, he commanded Marines at all levels, including in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a joint force commander, he commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO's Supreme Allied Command for Transformation and U.S. Central Command.